Saturday, August 25, 2012

Finally Some Pictures of My Room

Let me tell you it has been a very,very bsy week! Besides being the First Week of School, we had to prepare our classrooms on Friday for the storm that we will be getting tomorrow. Ugh! Can you imagine having to cover everything up, moving many of your things away from windows, and getting everything off of the floor? Also, hoping that the roof doesn't leak and ruin your decorations! (Man, am I stressing about that one.) I tried to snap some pictures of the room before leaving on Friday, but many of them didn't come out very well. I will definitely be taking better ones on Tuesday (School was cancelled on Monday), when we return.

Well, my theme this year is "The Great Outdoors". A lot of my color scheme is Green and Brown.

This is the view from the front door. Please pardon some of the mess as I was packing up my room for the storm.

When the students walk in they place the backpacks on hooks to the left and then I have my whole group and classroom library. Straight ahead you see my computers, listening station, and one of the trees I made. (If you notice, I already had begun putting plastic over my computers and boxing up journals, so they wouldn't get damaged.) Here is a close-up of the tree. 

I have a squirrel on one of the branches, but I think he is to small so I will be making a bigger one this weekend.

Above my computers and to the left of the tree is a bulletin board to display student work. I placed some work from my First and Second Grade students. We read "David Goes to Schoo" and they had to write about how David could be a better student. They came out super cute.

To the right of the tree and above my whole group area is my word wall and station assignment boards for my students. Along with my classroom library.
I feel like my word wall needs a little more pizazz so I am making some things to go on the corners. This will be a project for tomorrow, while we are shut in due to the storm.
We will be starting stations this week and these bushes will have berries with the students names on them. Kindergarten will be on strawberries, First Grade on blueberries, and Second Grade on Blackberries. My students go to 6 stations each week: Computer, Teacher, Textbook, Word Study, Reading and Listening, and Challenge.
Here is a picture of my behavior clip chart. We have 7 colors. The students start on Green each day and either clip up or down based on their behavior.

My Class Jobs display is next to my behavior chart on the door to the alcove/closet space that I share with my writing teacher.

This is looking a little to the left from the front door. I began moving things away from the window area before taking this picture.
This is another tree located in the back of my room next to the bathroom. I also placed a pocket chart there for Word Study Station and for students to do sequencing activities. (Pardon the crates as I moved them off of a shelf that had to be moved away from the window. They aren't staying there.)
Here is my Birthday Display. The picture doesn't do it justice. They are fireflies in jars for each month. I'll definitely have to get a better picture for ya'll.

This is the last picture I have for tonight. This is looking from my bathroom to the front of the room. I will be taking more pictures of my room when I return. My alphabet that I made came out blurry. I can't wait to show ya'll the rest.
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend and those who are going to be affected by the storm stays safe. I'm hoping we don't loss power as I have several units that I want to work on. 


Cindy Del Valle said...

Looks great, Cara! I love the trees! I wish I could see it in person.

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Debbie Teise said...

Hoping Isac doesn't rear it's ugly head in your area! Your room looks great.

Sara Soucy said...

Your room looks great! I hope the storm doesn't do too much damage.

Sara :)
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Lisa said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower! I love your room! Hope you are ok through the storms! Feel free to visit my blog sometime. :)

~ Lisa
Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos